Foodies love Lancaster County. Whether you’re in the mood for an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord, a local brew-pub, authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, tastings at a local winery or a five-star dining experience, Lancaster has it all.
Throughout the county, you can find legendary all-you-can-eat restaurants including the Bird-in-Hand Restaurant & Smorgasbord. Produce, meats and milk come from local Amish and Mennonite farms and dishes are prepared from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. The popular traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipes date back to Grandma Smucker and the Smucker family still approves every recipe they use today! And, the kids will love the unique Noah’s Ark kids’ buffet.
Serving up a unique Pennsylvania Dutch dining experience, Good ‘n Plenty restaurant was named AAA’s top 10 best “Down Home Dining” restaurants in North America. Since 1969, they have been offering guests traditional Lancaster County family style dining, an award-winning bakery as well as an extensive gift shop. Bird-in-Hand, Plain & Fancy and Good ‘n Plenty do offer other types of dining experiences along with their all-you-can-eat options.
Home of the original “Amish Farm Feast,” Plain & Fancy has been serving farm to table since 1959. This full course, pass-the-platter meal that includes appetizers, entrees, sides, breads, desserts and beverages was featured on travel Channel’s Man vs. Food.
Be spoiled by “Lancaster County’s Finest Sunday Brunch” at the Eden Resort. Served in the Eden’s beautiful courtyard, this culinary dream is a lavish feast complete with champagne and live piano music – an event that you will not soon forget. Or dine aboard a steamboat at Huckleberry’s Restaurant & Tavern at the Fulton Steamboat Inn.
How about riverside dining? We have that too! With gorgeous views of the Susquehanna River and the historic Veterans Memorial Bridge, sample some from scratch, all-natural, non-GMO items served up by John Wright Restaurant. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating and then a post-meal stroll by the water’s edge.
Craving a brew with your meal? Lancaster County lays claim to not only the state’s first microbrewery – Stoudt’s in Adamstown – but also to the most licensed and operating breweries or brew pubs in the state. No wonder our county has been coined the “Little Munich of America.” The flavors and ambiance may vary but each one brings a unique experience.
Wander downtown Lancaster and get spoiled with 100 beers on tap at Federal Taphouse. Their eclectic menu won’t disappoint especially the classic fed fries, tacos and wood fired pizza. At Lancaster Brewing Company, enjoy the setting of an old tobacco warehouse while sitting aside a huge cask of fermenting brew accompanied by generous American fare. Delight in year-round, seasonal and limitededition beers crafted on-site at St. Boniface Brewing Company while savoring freshly made brick oven pizza, strombolis and sandwiches.
Whatever dining experience you are seeking, there is no shortage in Lancaster County. With the renaissance of Lancaster City, and an abundance of fine chefs throughout the county, fine restaurants are only a stone’s throw from any location. There is surely a spot for every craving, so be sure to try many during your stay.